Gold Coast Off The Beaten Path

  • Hinze Dam
    Hinze Dam
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    Orange threadtail damselfly
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    Colony of fruit bats
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Most Viewed Off The Beaten Path in Gold Coast

  • 1. Hinterland / National Parks

    The Hinze Dam is located about 15kms from Nerang on the Gold Coast. Since I first wrote this tip a lot has changed at the Dam. The Hinze Dam was originally constructed in 1976, then in 1989, work...

  • 2. Islands.

    This is definitely undiscovered, but only a couple of kilometres from Surfers Paradise. A large sand island 20km long, it has empty beaches. A ferry runs from the west side of The Spit for about $7...

  • 3. Bird / Animal parks.

    Australia Zoo is a beautifully laid out and well planned spacious open concept animal sanctuary. It's much more than just another zoo because their vision is for conservation and animal rescue. A...

  • 4. Shopping.

    Harbour Town Shopping Centre. It's a bit out of the way from the 'touristy' shopping areas of Broadbeach/Surfers/Southport, but definately worth a visit. The whole place (and let me tell you - IT'S...

  • 5. Hire a BBQ Boat

    A very relaxing and different way to see the Gold Coast is to hire a BBQ pontoon for a day and cruise the waterways.It is not very expensive as long as there...

  • 6. Sensory Overload!

    If you're in Surfer's Paradise and you'd like to try something different, check out 'Infinity'. Located in the Chevron Renaissance Centre, on the corner of...


    Sanctuary Cove is situated close to South Stradbroke Island, Moreton Bay and Wavebreak Island.It is well known for its world-class Marina with access for...


    This tip is for all those people that have a Hire Car.Panorama Drive is just that, it is up a very steep hill where some Mansions are located. At the top, it...

  • 9. Cabarita Beach

    Imagine a long stretch of beach. The sand is firm because there's no steep drop-off. There's just you and your partner strolling along on a spring afternoon....

  • 10. Byron Bay

    Beaches are the main attraction in Byron Bay which is about 2hrs drive from the Gold Coast along the Pacific Highway. Main Beach is a beautiful stretch of...

  • 11. Byron Bay

    Byron Bay is about 1and half hours south of the Gold Coast. It has great surfing beaches, shopping, markets, lighthouse viewing, alternative stuff, nightlife...

  • 12. Wine tasting

    If you do take a tour which Includes O'Reilly's and Tamborine Mountain, you will probably have the Canungra Valley Vineyard as a stopping point. Here you can...

  • 13. A Beach Not To Miss

    If you're thinking about visiting the Gold Coast, there's a beach called Fingal Head near Tweed Heads that you must see. It's very quiet, with great surf and...

  • 14. Fingal Headland

    If you want somewhere out of the way to go for a picnic lunch, fishing, hiking or a swim at the beach, Fingal head is really beautiful. Once you get to the...

  • 15. If you want natural beauty,...

    If you want natural beauty, keep traveling north, along the Queensland coast. You will find a series of small resort towns and beautiful islands, cross the...

  • 16. For those that wish to spend a...

    For those that wish to spend a day away from the city, check out Mount tamborine or take a drive up to Noosa Heads and along the way, check out the BIG...

  • 17. Parts if Queensland is very...

    Parts if Queensland is very Miama style ive been to Miami, to me though they barely compare, QLD is jut too good.

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